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Likelihood to Recommend

BitLocker

It is well suited especially for users that access or store sensitive/confidential data on their computers. In the case of where users are accessing confidential data over the network, it is highly recommended to use Bitlocker to encrypt the computer. In the case where users are storing confidential data on their computer, it should be a requirement that BitLocker is used/enabled.It would be less appropriate if someone was using a computer and they were not dealing with any sensitive data, or in cases where the computer is used for recreational purposes (browsing the web, playing games, etc).
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Check Point Full Disk Encryption Software Blade

Encryption software applies to all industries, the way you have to see the big picture is asking yourself, "How important is our data?".
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Pros

BitLocker

  • On my customer's machines, it's convenient that BitLocker can be set up to automatically open an encrypted volume so that my customer doesn't have to enter the passphrase every time they log in.
  • BitLocker is compatible with NTFS and ReFS which gives you options for your storage.
  • There doesn't really appear to be any performance penalty for encrypted volumes, so it is a seamless experience.
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  • The product works with Windows, Linux, and OS X.
  • The management of Pointsec has really become very simple and centralized for all IT to handle with ease.
  • Preboot encryption keys in the form of a password, by inserting a USB drive containing the key and/or using a one-time password generating device such as an RSA token.
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Cons

BitLocker

  • Even if it's the best we tested, I think write performance could be improved. Maybe with dedicated hardware inside the TPM?
  • No integration with OS password is a shame as most others have it and it is Microsoft on Microsoft so they can probably do it better then anyone else and safer.
  • I wish they would support multiple passwords like FileVault on macOS. If it's a shared computer, you have to give the only password to Bitlocker to both users.
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BitLocker

BitLocker 7.7
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I give it a nine because encryption always leaves room for improvement, and it must change as security threats evolve and improve, and having an ever-evolving system is essential.
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Alternatives Considered

BitLocker

There is not much alternative to Bitlocker, you may want to try self-encrypted disk, but for a business perspective, it is not as easy as Bitlocker to manage. Self-encrypted may be faster, but recovering data for a system administrator is a disaster.There was more alternative before, but Bitlocker now dominate the market.
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Symantec Encryption, a few management points led me to evaluate and not go with it.
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Return on Investment

BitLocker

  • Protects against data loss and theft, which can be very expensive if PII, SPI, PHI is involved. Fines for this type of loss can be very high, along with the costs of notification, and discovery.
  • Cost is included in Windows O/S, without needing additional licensing costs.
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  • Decreasing vulnerability to attack is the key, it's the game to play and Pointsec plays it very well.
  • Key management systems and the various recovery options are very well thought out.
  • Full disk encryption vs. file or folder encryption system. With FDE data is encrypted automatically when it's stored on the hard disk making this the best solution.
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Pricing Details

BitLocker

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Check Point Full Disk Encryption Software Blade

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Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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